Five Minute Focus: Faith and Deeds

James 2:26 says that as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. What does this mean to Christians in the 21st century? Does it mean that we must earn our way to heaven by solely deeds alone? No, it’s quite the opposite. Jesus calls us to have a relationship with Him first and foremost. When that relationship is healthy, serving God naturally transposes itself into the realm of serving others. Or, in other words, we develop ‘servant hands’. Just as Jesus washed the disciples’ feed out of His love and kindness towards his brothers–so too should we be naturally looking for opportunities to help others as Jesus did. Take five minutes today to reflect on your relationship with Jesus and how He is calling you to serve others. Are you in the process of developing and utilizing your ;servant hands’?

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